Pasco, WA 99301
Something Old, Something New by Juventino Aranda
Artist Lecture: Thursday, March 12th at 5 pm in L102
Closing Reception: Thursday, March 12th at 6 pm in the Esvelt Gallery
Juventino Aranda was born and raised in Eastern Washington, and currently lives and works in Walla Walla, Washington. Aranda’s work investigates the complexities surrounding the politics of immigration, personal experiences, and identity. He is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Washington, with his first solo show “Weed the Lawn and Feed the Roses”. In 2016 he was the recipient of the James W. Ray Venture Project Award. His work is part of numerous private and public collections including the Tacoma Art Museum and the Microsoft Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from Eastern Washington University.
Aranda is at the intersection of Mexican and American. Not Hispanic or Latino yet feels the effects of the Spanish conquest still over 500 years later. A search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to Pre-Columbian Mexico and the social, political, and economic struggles of this late capitalistic American Dream.
Photo: Tired, Poor, and Yearning to Breathe Free artist Juventino Aranda